Carine’s Bridal Atelier
August 26-29th, 2010
Whimsical branches, leaves, butterflies, flowers, wheat stalks, and feathers
floating gracefully throughout the store with a gentle breeze.
“A Field of Dreams”
Tulle, Roses & Feathers Oh My….
Inspired by delicate beauty found in nature.
Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks, and feathers were woven into soft layers of tulle
and dainty re-embroidered flowers were appliqued onto lace corsets.
Bringing the garden party indoors.
Just some soft, whimsical details Monique Lhuillier graced us with…
This season we met the new addition to the family, “Sophia.”
You can tell Jack didn’t want to be in the picture…
Cute family portrait!
(Photo courtesy of moi … during bridal market as I “oohh-ed” and “ahhh-ed”
and dreamed of myself graciously walking through a field of beauty.)
“Augustine”- Lacquered re-embroidered strapless corset with a full A-line skirt.
“Cassie”- Re-embroidered strapless lace gown with a tiered trumpet skirt.
We got a chance to ask the busy Monique a few questions
about the trends of the Spring 2011collection…
Q: Everyone wants to know Monique, how did you know you wanted to be in the bridal industry?
A: I think my mom tells it best. “She was just 17 years old when she went to the
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) to enroll, one had to be 18
to enroll there. But because of her perseverance, guts and talent, she was able to convince the
school administrations that she can do it. They gave her a chance.When she got married at 23,
she designed all of her bridesmaid dresses. After her wedding, there were business cards
waiting at the front desk for her.”
“They were left by people asking if I could design for their weddings. I knew there was some opportunity
for me, so I decided to join the industry,” says Monique.
Q: What is the theme for the Spring 2011 Collection? Where do you draw your inspiration?
A: Ethereal is the theme! Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks, and feathers all
delicately woven into the collection.
Lots of texture is created with organza, tulle, floral embroideries, appliqued
into sheer corsets with whimsical skirts. The trumpet silhouette is very strong this season
with a dreamy twist. Romance is back!
Q:Where did the inspiration of the title, “A Field of Dreams,” come from?
A: When I think about “a field of dreams,”
I imagine a beautiful girl with long wavy hair
dancing around graciously in a field full of
flowers, butterflies, feathers, and leaves
with the sun beaming on her.
Q: Have colored gowns (pale tints of pink, green, purple, latte, etc.) become
more and more popular?
A: We have always used versions of ivory and neutrals. Whether it is latte,
which is most popular or a cameo pink, sage green lining; the use of pastels
has been a part of our bridal since the beginning.
As we transform the store into
“A Field of Dreams” …
I get more and more excited each day.
As a warning, the Monqiue Lhuillier Trunk Shows
get a little hectic … don’t worry there won’t be any
screaming or hair pulling,
at least on our part 😉
If you have any questions at all,
please feel free to ask.
Trying to gracefully dance around in my field of dreams,